Men’s Group Programme
There is very little in the way of therapeutic group support that is dedicated to men. Perhaps due to social priming, and a desire to provide and be strong, men are simply not as likely to ask for help as their female counterparts. Thus our husbands, fathers, in laws, brothers and sons can suffer in silence for years as the negative effects of stress and pressure build up into depression, emotional withdrawal, outbursts of rage and shame, infidelity, and sometimes thoughts of suicide. Mandy Saligari and Mu’Dita Farrell facilitate this group on alternate weeks.
Thursday 6:00-7:30pm Limited Numbers
At Charter we are committed to supporting the whole family and so provide a group specifically for the men who come to Charter, either for themselves or as part of a family seeking help, education and support.
Programme Description: This group provides a safe and confidential setting for men to talk about what’s going on for them; to explore the male role in today’s society, the influence of upbringing in how they are today, the relationship with intimacy or with a family member, with anger and with how to manage stress, whilst promoting self-reflection, tolerance, curiosity and self-esteem.
Structure: The Men’s Group sessions are held at 15 Harley Street, W1G 9QQ. In order for the sessions to run smoothly please ensure that you arrive in good time.
The sessions run weekly, every Thursday evening between 6-730pm. The sessions are charged at £75 per group, paid 4 weekly in advance with a suggested commitment of at least 3-6 months to gain the most benefit from the experience.
JT (grateful addict – day care)
What makes Charter so special is the way Mandy works with the rest of the team, especially Clare in Tertiary, to create a complete picture of what you need and where you’re at on an almost second by second basis. I felt seen and heard. This made me feel safe enough to get on with the painful risks I needed to take in group to get properly well; the risks I’d spent a whole life avoiding.
ED (wife & mother)
I found the drama triangle and boundary work really useful and consequently I don’t ever feel that I am running on empty. I am kinder to myself. I have the tools now to avoid the pointless circular arguments and accusations that seemed to be an inevitable part of family life, consequently I am happier.
Maggie (Day Care)
Charter gave me my first real glimpse of freedom of my addiction and the will to face another day free of fear. Every single therapist brought their own particular stance into the rooms, and there was as much laughter as tears. We were all led by Mandy Saigari, the bravest and most intuitive people I have ever met. I can only say thank you.